KSP Post 2 October 2014 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 11/03/2014
(Madisonville, KY) - Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of October 2014:
- Arrested 20 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,194 Citations
- Issued 504 Speeding Citations
- Issued 77 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 7 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 485 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 88 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 171 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 767 Calls for Service
- Opened 55 Criminal Cases
- Made 85 Criminal Arrests
**There were three fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of three lives reported in the Post 2 District in October 2014. Single fatalities occurred in Christian, Muhlenberg, and Todd Counties. One victim was not wearing a seatbelt, one victim was not wearing a helmet, and one victim was a pedestrian. Alcohol was a suspected factor in the fatal crash that occurred in Muhlenberg County.
Through October 31, 2014, there have been 28 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 29 lives reported in the Post 2 District: eleven victims were not wearing a seatbelt, five victims were wearing a seatbelt, seven victims were not wearing a helmet, two victims were wearing a helmet, three victims were pedestrians, and the seatbelt status of one victim is unknown. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in eight of the fatal crashes.
Through October 31, 2013, 24 people had been killed in 22 fatal crashes in the Post 2 District.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police, toll-free, at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.
Throughout the month, troopers from the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide a highly visible, public safety service focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.
For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.html.
Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.
**These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.